Sharron Angle on possible 2012 run: 'No, I'm not'
February 18th, 2011
05:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Sharron Angle on possible 2012 run: 'No, I'm not'

Washington (CNN) - Former Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle is getting a fresh round of publicity as she tours the country promoting "The Genesis Code," a Christian film that explores the tension between science and faith.

Angle's travels have taken her to three of the four early presidential caucus and primary states - Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - something Angle says is by design.

"These are political states, and this is a film that makes a fairly political statement about our culture," Angle told CNN Friday by phone from South Carolina, where she was attending the film's state premiere. "That we have drifted away from those constitutional values, those Main Street, mainstream values."

Angle's appearances in those key states sparked chatter that she might be testing the waters for a presidential bid of her own in 2012. In January, she refused to rule out a run during her Iowa visit, telling a reporter, "I'm investigating all my options."

But Angle, who lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by six points last November, put that talk to rest on Friday. "Everybody thinks that I'm in the race because of this tour," Angle told CNN. "No, I'm not."

She happened to be in The Palmetto State, though, on the same day as another Republican giving the 2012 race a more serious look: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is meeting with GOP activists across the state on Friday and Saturday.

Angle would not say directly if she thought Bachmann would be a credible contender for the Republican nomination, but she said that anyone who professes to want to lead the country should be given a fair shot.

"The American dream is that anyone can be president," Angle said. "It certainly is not a laughable situation that anyone who wants to be should be able to explore that and should be able to BE taken seriously and have a credible voice in the process."


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Another lazy Repulbican, taking the money of the most gulliable among us ... kinda like the Snake Oil salesman when he comes to town ...

    February 18, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    How fitting: this clown's face is absolutely bathed in makeup. What a nasty photo....yuck.

    February 18, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. Jo

    Running for Pres. is not like American Idol folks, not some popularity contest. It's an elected position requiring leadership, knowledge and interpersonal and administrative skills that are not run of the mill.

    February 18, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. greyhackles

    Who the heck even asked?

    February 18, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  5. NC

    Thank you Jo.

    February 18, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "It certainly is not a laughable situation that anyone who wants to be should be able to explore that and should be able to taken seriously and have a credible voice in the process."

    Yes, taken seriously and considered a credible voice UNTIL YOU OPEN YOUR STUPID YAPPER AND PROVE THAT WRONG, which is what she did. Period. She needs to bugger off.

    "These are political states, and this is a film that makes a fairly political statement about our culture," Angle told CNN Friday by phone from South Carolina, where she was attending the film's state premiere. "That we have drifted away from those constitutional values, those Main Street, mainstream values."

    Someone please, for the love of all that is holy, explain to the class how some reliious nutjob's misinformation propaganda film which is basically selling itself as the philosophical resolution of why creationism should be taught in public school physics classes...how that has ANYTHING to do with "constitutional values" other than being a blatant ideological rationalization invented in an attempt to end-run the 230+ years of separation of church and state per our founding fathers' explicit words, the First Amendment they gave us and the SCOTUS precedent that has consistently interpreted it to prevent such nonsense. The only thing the "Genesis Code" has to do with the Constitution is that it's yet another try on the part of conservatives to circumvent it.

    February 18, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Who the heck even asked?"

    Haha...now now, "there are no stupid questions"...but I agree, asking this dope whether she's runnign really strains that axiom.

    February 18, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Please run! I'm sure the rest of the country will find you just as laughable as we did in Nevada. Talk about an idiot!

    February 18, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. Mike

    Sharon saying that she is not going to run for president is the first (and probably last) smart thing she has ever said!

    February 18, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. Branden

    This woman belongs in an institution, literally.

    February 18, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. kayla

    in this case it is a laughable moment. lol

    February 18, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  12. Glendora

    Angle is from the Sarah Palin wing of the Republican Party: not well educated, not very bright, not well read, and psychotic. Other members include Mama Grizzley herself and Rep. Bachman. For some reason, Conservatives are fascinated by very assertive mentally unstable women. Like the moth to the flame.

    February 18, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  13. GOP = Greed Over People

    That is the only sane comment that has ever crossed this bimbo's Botoxed lips.

    February 18, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  14. Shannon

    Did this crazy woman actually think even for a moment, that she is qualified to lead this country. What is up with the crazy women on the right, are they all delusional. Bachmann, Angle, Palin, and O'Donnell, are the worst examples of what women can do when put in leadership positions. They are quitters, they are catty, they are judgemental, they are malicious, they are just plain embarrassing. They have set back the hard earned rights that women have fought for years, with their behavior.

    February 18, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  15. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    PuhLEASE RUN We need as many tin foil hat Republicans in the mix as possible.
    We need Democrats who might be tempted to cross over to the dark side, Independents who have been fooled by the Right before and Republicans who are just plain sick and tired of "REAL" Republicans flapping their gums and further destroying the remnants of Republican dignity to see these nut jobs as they are, and not as they want to be seen...

    CRAZY (and not too bright)

    February 18, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |